Axon Technologies announced its Security Operations Director David Brown will be speaking on Cyber Hygiene: Beyond the Common Talk at Intersec 2022. Brown will examine the importance of cyber hygiene, discuss what is currently lacking in the industry and how organisations can implement effective best practices for a safe and secure digital future.
Cyber hygiene refers to habitual practices and steps to ensure the safe and secure management of mission-critical data and networks. These actions help identify potential risks and vulnerabilities and implement strategies to address them. In an increasingly digital world, cyber hygiene is critical to strengthen the security posture of an organisation.
Most organisations follow some common best practices such as ensuring routers and firewalls are installed and configured accurately, updating the list of authorised and unauthorised users, enforcing strong password rules with two and multi-factor authentications, and so on. However, there are many other aspects that are neglected when it comes to deploying cyber hygiene practices, which are vital for holistic cybersecurity. This includes elements such as data encryption and classification, disaster recovery processes, and digital footprinting, among others.
Brown will educate attendees on these areas and share his unique insights on why cyber hygiene is paramount to a resilient security strategy.
David Brown is a leading cybersecurity and cyber threat intelligence subject matter expert, with a proven track record for reducing risk and improving information system security. With 20 years of experience in intelligence-driven secure system design, security monitoring, threat intelligence, incident response, infrastructure architecture, and computer and network defence, Brown has created and operated defence-in-depth initiatives from government sectors within the US Department of Defence to highly targeted companies in the global oil and gas industry.